In 2024, the AMPP Gulf Coast Conference is set to debut in Houston, Texas, from Monday, August 5, to Wednesday, August 7. This inaugural event marks a significant milestone for the AMPP Gulf Coast Area, which is bringing together Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) members, industry leaders, experts, and professionals in corrosion prevention and materials performance.
Planned and hosted by the AMPP Houston Chapter, Houston serves as the ideal backdrop for the conference, since it is the home of AMPP headquarters.
“We are thrilled to announce the first AMPP Gulf Coast Conference, which represents a pivotal moment for our member community,” said Rebecca Griebe, AMPP’s Senior Director of Customer Experience. "This event will be a platform to share knowledge, forge valuable connections, and drive the industry forward. We look forward to welcoming professionals and our members from across the region and beyond."
The conference program will feature a diverse range of technical sessions, workshops, and exhibitions curated to provide attendees with invaluable insights and practical takeaways. With a lineup of speakers and thought leaders, the event aims to deliver cutting-edge information on the latest advancements and best practices in corrosion prevention and materials performance.
In addition to educational sessions, attendees can look forward to networking opportunities that will facilitate collaboration and the exchange of ideas. The conference will also feature an exhibition showcasing innovative products and services from industry-leading companies.
In the coming months, updates will be shared regarding a potential AMPP Central Conference. Previously, Houston was associated with the Central Area, but it is now aligned with the Gulf Coast. This shift is part of a strategic effort to synchronize chapters and conferences organized by different areas under a dynamic new area model, all while maintaining a strong commitment to excellence in the field.
Further details about the AMPP Gulf Coast Conference, including registration information and a complete schedule, will be announced soon. For the latest updates and information, please visit the official conference website at www.ampp.org/events/gulf-coast-conference.
The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. AMPP was established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. The new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide.
Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization, serving more than 35,000 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.
For more information, contact: AMPP, (800) 797-6223, www.ampp.org.